In Eastern Massachusetts, schools are doing what they can to keep drugs out of school, and trying to prevent kids from becoming addicted to the dangerous narcotics.

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Boston.com takes a look at the methods used to help curb kids carrying drugs on campus, from canine locker searches, to play clothes on site security.

Video cameras in the hallway are proving effective in one community school system.

The numbers reveal a problem. 40% of high schoolers in the state say they’ve used alcohol within the last month. 28% had used marijuana. 27% say they obtained illicit drugs on campus.

It’s no secret that kids are not afraid to carry pills, alcohol, or small amounts of marijuana in their pockets, or backpacks.

They typically won’t keep it in their locker, because that’s the first place they know dog will search.

This kind of proactive approach won’t stop the teen drug use, but it will definitely make it much more difficult for kids to trade drugs or use them on campus.

For more on the story, click on Boston.com right here.

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